The Q&A Archives: Hydrangea

Question: I have asked a question before. Your answer was very helpful. Boy! Am I glad Home Depot has this site!Thank you!

I have another question. Some of the flowers on the hydrangea blooms are turning brown but I still have several still blooming. Can I cut the dead ones off? Will that hurt the plant?

Dyanne Hood

Answer: Glad you find the site so helpful! Pruning off the spent flowers won't hurt your plant. When you prune, take off some of the stem, too, so you don't have a bare stem poking out of the plant. I just cut mine back to where there are a couple of leaves and you can barely see where it's been cut. Enjoy your hydrangeas!

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